At the Airshow

The Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour was in town this weekend.  Sunday was a beautiful day; it was perfect for sipping lemonade and watching the trick planes from our front porch.

We took Axel up the airport to see the planes up close. He was so excited he was skipping and jumping the whole way from the parking spot to the planes.

Not a bad way to spend the day with a 2 year-old!

Axel's First Haircut

While I was in love with his adorable curls, Axel has been brushing his hair out of his eyes an awful lot lately and we decided it was finally time for his first haircut.

Axel and Chris both went for a trim today at the Shed.

The stylists were awesome and handled Axel's tears and screams with incredible patience. I'm very impressed the final results considering all the squirming he did!

Happy Easter!

I hope you are enjoying the long weekend! We've been having lots of fun with Easter stuff now that Axel is old enough to be excited about bunnies and eggs.

Axel helped blow out and dye the eggs. I'm impressed that we only broke one!
We used food colouring, water, vinegar and a bit of olive oil to get some pretty marbled eggs. And it was easy enough for a two-and-a-half-year-old (with a bit of supervision).

We decided to cook a turkey and invited a few friends over for dinner. I really need to host dinner parties more often, they're so fun!

I set the table with cute napkin bunnies (thanks Martha Stewart!) and flowers in some stuff from our silver tea set collection.

Since we have a huge collection of bunny ears for the Billion Bunny March, I had enough for everyone at dinner.

This morning Axel hunted for eggs around the house (the ones we dyed and a few chocolate ones too). I think Chris and I had as much fun hiding the eggs and watching Axel search for them as Axel had fi…

Super Quick Last Minute Star Wars Costumes

So what do you do when you've been invited to a Star Wars party and realize the morning of the party that you need costumes? You whip up a last minute toddler Jedi and imperial officer.
First you gather a bunch of earth toned clothing for the Jedi. I found some beige/khaki coloured pants and a long sleeved shirt in Axel's closet. I grabbed an old belt of mine and some brown shirts from our clothing swap donation bin.

I figured this Old Navy shirt that no longer fits Chris would make a good Jedi tunic.

The best part about working with t-shirts is that the fabric doesn't fray, so there was no need to worry about finishing the edges.
I cut off the shirt's sleeves and collar, and then cut down the center of the front.

Layered over the beige shirt and pants, and with a belt around the center, it was already looking like a Jedi outfit!
The belt has holes all the way around, so I just folded it in half to fit Axel.

I had Axel try it on and then cut off the bottom of the tuni…

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from CBC North! — CBC North (@CBCNorth) February 14, 2017
I hope you are having a fabulous Valentine's Day (or an equally awesome Singles Awareness Day).

Chris and I recently designed a fun little project for YuKonstruct's Valentines craft party.

Inspired by some other little Operation games, we made a laser-cut version. I'm especially proud of the arms, which interlock to keep the candies in the game if you're giving it as a gift.

Check out the full instructable.

Yukon Quest 2017

The dog teams are making record time in their race to the end of the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest this year.

Axel and I went to watch the start of the race, and it was a much warmer day than the last time it was in Whitehorse.

It is always great to see all the excitement at the start of the race. Axel loved seeing all the dogs and he was also a big fan of the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers. He was talking about the drums for the rest of the week!

Life in Seconds

As I mentioned in my last post, one of my goals for 2017 is to get back into the habit of documenting my life.

I've been using 1 Second Everyday to capture snippets of everyday life at our house.

The video quality isn't great. The camera on my phone is terrible and the lighting situation in our home is far from perfect. But it still makes me incredibly happy to see the compiled video for January.

I realized after a week or so that all I ever filmed was Axel. He's so cute, I don't mind if the finished product becomes 356 seconds of Axel.